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$1.3B Mega Million Winner Hasn’t Come Forward: Is It Unusual

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The winner of the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot is still a mystery

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About a week ago, a player hit the third largest jackpot with a ticket purchased in Illinois.

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But the winners are yet to come forward to claim their prize

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If no one claims a prize within a 12-month period in Illinois…

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Each state participating in the game will receive all money contributed to the unclaimed jackpot

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According to the Illinois Lottery, each state can use their unclaimed lottery prizes for different purposes

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Winners still have time to claim their earnings

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They have only 60 days from the date of draw to choose between cash or annual payment options

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The winning numbers — 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball: 14 — were drawn last Friday, with the winner now having 53 days to decide

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If the winner chooses the annuity option, the $1.337 billion prize will be paid annually over 29 years.

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If the winner chooses cash, they will receive an estimated $780.5 million